EPFL Workshop on ‘New Horizons in MRI’

EPFL organizes a 1-day workshop on ‘New Horizons in MRI’ on Friday, September 24, 2021, with the objective of drawing the picture of the current and future most important research topics in the field. Don’t miss the workshop and watch it live (YouTube link below)!

Sketching out the future of MRI research.

MRI is one of the most powerful and versatile modalities for medical imaging. Far beyond the initial expectations, the modality has kept improving steadily both in terms of performance and scope during the past few decades, and shows no sign of slowing down.

To identify the hottest topics and future trends in MRI research, the EPFL is organising a full day of discussion and brainstorming with world-leading experts in the field.

The workshop will be broadcasted live online for free! To receive access to the webinar, please register below. Note that due to the current sanitary situation, attendance of the physical event is restricted to invited guests.

Invited Speakers 

Andrew G.Webb is a Professor of Radiology and Director of the Gorter Center for High Field MRI at the Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC). He has been awarded the Simon Stevin Meester Prize (2017), and ERC Advanced Grant (2014) and the Wolfgang Paul Prize from the German Humboldt Foundation (2004). He is a current/past member of the Scientific Advisory Board of a number of institutions including the Max Planck Institute for Cybernetics in Tuebingen and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee. 

Klaus Scheffler is Full Professor of Neuroimaging and MR Physics at the University of Tübingen and currently is the Director of the Department of Biomedical Magnetic Resonance, and head of the high field Department at MPI for biological cybernetics. Prof Scheffler is the author of more than 270 publications, and is the owner of 22 patents. 

Nicole Seiberlich is the Co-Director of the Michigan Institute for Imaging Technology and Translation and Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, with secondary appointments in Cardiology and Biomedical Engineering.  She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts on the topics of rapid and quantitative MRI, and has been invited to give more than 75 lectures, including the ISMRM/NIBIB New Horizons Lecture. 

Michael Lustig is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in UC Berkeley. His research focuses on the application of compressed sensing to rapid and high-resolution MRI, MRI pulse sequence design, medical image reconstruction, inverse problems in medical imaging and sparse signal representation.

Benedikt Poser is Full Professor for MR Physics at the
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University,
where he leads the MR Methods group. His scientific work lies in the realm of acquisition techniques, including sequences, acceleration methods and parallel transmission for neuroimaging, mostly at 7T and 9.4T. Next to improving structural imaging, his main interest is in methods for BOLD and blood-volume-weighted fMRI where he has made a number of important contributions.

Kawin Setsompop is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Electrical Engineering. His research focuses on the development of novel MRI acquisition methods. He received his Master’s degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University and his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. For the last decade, prior to joining Stanford in 2020, he led a research group at Harvard/MIT that pioneered a number of widely used MRI acquisition technologies. A number of these technologies have been successfully translated into FDA-approved software products that are being used daily on MRI scanners across the world, in both the clinical and neuroscientific fields.


Laurène Donati

Executive Director, EPFL Center for Imaging 

[email protected]